Mark Noble says Javier Hernandez wants more game time at West Ham
Last Updated: 10/04/18 4:35pm
West Ham captain Mark Noble says team-mate Javier Hernandez has not played as much as he would have liked under David Moyes this season.
The 29-year-old, who has started 16 Premier League games for the Hammers this season, scored three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.
Newspaper reports this week have suggested the Mexican is prepared to leave the London club this summer due to his lack of first-team minutes.
Noble praised the striker's finishing ability but admitted the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player would like to play more.
"Chicharito is a goal machine - he gets one chance and scores," he told West Ham's website.
"He's probably not played as many minutes as he would have liked but probably down to the way the season has gone.
"But when you can bring him on, as soon as it fell to him I'm standing right behind him and there were about ten bodies in front, but you know he will find that spot and that's why he's the player he is.
"The second-half display had everything. We defended well and I thought we kept the ball a lot better, but Chelsea are a top team and they have some really clever players, particularly the front three.
"But we kept our shape and kept playing the way we know we can do, we defended well and we came away with a point. We're over the moon."